Star Wars Day is May 4, and if you're looking for places to celebrate in Buffalo and Western New York these 4 spots are strong with the force.

May the 4th Be with you. That's what we all say on Star Wars Day, celebrated every May 4. The pun is precisely why it's celebrated on this day every year. While of course, it's not a major holiday that people get off work for, lots of fans go all out to dress up and celebrate every year. Some have movie marathons. Some make the trek to Star Wars World in Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

How Did Star Wars Day Begin?

It's a funny kind of story, actually, having to do with an election in the United Kingdom. As referenced on Wikipedia:

The first recorded reference of the phrase being used was on May 4, 1979, the day after Margaret Thatcherwas elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Her political party, the Conservatives, placed a congratulatory advertisement in the London Evening News saying "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations."

From there it continued to be a thing. It has especially become popular over the last 15 years with new movies and shows coming out reinvigorating fans and creating new ones.

Buffalo Celebrates May the Fourth

Now if you don't have the time or money to travel down to Orlando, that doesn't means you can't go out in Western New York to celebrate the day. Every year different businesses have some kind of party. It's basically a warm-up to an actual major holiday: Cinco De Mayo, which of course is May 5 in case you didn't know. YOu could Google search for events, or check out the 4 we've found for you to go to that are sure to be out-of-this-world fun!

4 Buffalo Events for Star Wars Day May 4

Here are 4 places to celebrate Star Wars Day in Western New York. May the 4th Be With You!

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